A NEW crafts and produce market is on its way to a north Cumbrian village.

The “Makers’ Market” will be having its first outing tomorrow, from 9am until 1pm, in Dalston.

The market will be held in the village’s Victory Hall, which only recently celebrated a major refurbishment.

As well as a range of stalls selling local produce, there will be a be a pop-up cafe boasting a selection of home baked scones.

Organiser Chris Scales said he is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the first of what is planned to be an ongoing series of makers’ markets.

“We’re going to have 16 stalls tomorrow,” he said.

“It’ll be nice to hold an event which supports both local craftspeople - and one that gives people a chance to have a nice neighbourly chat.”

“It’s going to be nice to give local craftspeople and traders a platform to sell some high quality produce.”

Mr Scales added that he was happy to see a variety of traders had signed up to exhibit at the market, and was hoping it will continue.

“We’re planning to hold this market every third Saturday of the month,” he said.

“Obviously it depends on how much support we get,” he said.

“But I’m hoping that we can keep this going each month - so watch this space.”